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Gabriel's Gourmet Cafe

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39 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G3, Canada
+1 250-714-0271
08:00 - 19:00
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Wed 08:00 - 07:00
Thu - Tue 08:00 - 19:00
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Nanaimo, British Columbia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gabriel's is always delicious and the service is quick and friendly. I would highly recommend them any day of the week. And there is an outside area for those sunny days! Perfect for meeting friends, family or dining solo.

Thank nicolec1979
Parksville, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant for lunch (haven't tried breakfast). They make amazing salads, home-made soups and sandwiches, and other hot meals. Reasonably priced with a great atmosphere. In and out as quick or as slow as you want. Communal seating lets you get to know other people at the table if you want to.

Thank Angela S
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner before the theatre. Clean and modern with friendly staff. The menu is fantastic, with locally sourced food. It was great for us as I don't eat meat but my husband does, this menu has us both covered. We chose the special soup, yam curry, which was by far the best I have had. Followed up with... More 

Thank Victoria W
Ontario, Canada
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327 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice lunch here recently. it's one of those trendy, laid-back healthy places where all the servers are young and wearing black....the food is fusion and Mediterranean with good choices of bowls, pitas, soups, and salads. They have an interesting and different type of menu arrangement, where you pick one up from a table near the door. Order... More 

Thank DLCAlberta
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

My son should own shares for this cafe, as he probably eats here every other day, but I went for lunch with him after church one day and was not disappointed. Great tasting locally sourced food! Yumm!

Thank Islandgirlcanadian
Nanaimo, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have many good restaurants in the small downtown core of Nanaimo but I must say Gabriel's is one of the best! So happy they have now expanded so there is now plenty of room to bring your friends. Casual but trendy it is a lively place to be. The food is always great. Although not an extensive menu it... More 

Thank Laura101064
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My friend suggested Gabriel's for her birthday lunch a couple weeks go, and I had the tastiest chicken wrap ever. Fresh wholesome ingredients; contained my favourite veggies and the rice in the wrap was a pleasant surprise. Last weekend I treated my out of town guests at the cafe, and we all enjoyed our selections. My husband especially enjoyed his... More 

Thank Ellie L
Nanaimo, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great place for 'real'food. Freshly made and delicious. Always busy but managed to get a seat. Had the Thai çhicken rice bowl first trip and it was delicious and had enough for next days lunch. Had the golden beet soup -borch second time and it was a great choice,

Thank weavingheather
Vancouver Island, Canada
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206 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed eating at Gabriel's this week. A casual setting with open seating. You order at the counter and find a table to sit at. Rustic decor. The server was very good, she knew her stuff and was so accommodating. The food is sourced locally as much as possible. Gluten free and dairy free options. I had a sandwich... More 

Thank islandholidaymaker
Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Gabriels is one of downtown Nanaimo's gems for restaurants. The food is locally sourced, with big portions at an affordable price. One of my favourite dishes is the Thai curry which I can barely make halfway through the dish before getting the other half wrapped up to go to savour later at home. The atmosphere of the restaurant is really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 9
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 07:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Commercial St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-714-0271

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?